Towcester Racecourse

Towcester Racecourse, situated just south of Towcester, Northamptonshire, on the A5 London Road, staged its official National Hunt fixture in 1928. Although still one of the lesser National Hunt venues in country, Towcester has invested heavily in the racecourse and its facilities in recent years and, today, stages 19 National Hunt fixtures throughout the season.

 

Course Characteristics

Towcester is a right-handed, undulating, testing square, approximately a mile and three quarters around, with a run-in of 200 yards. There are ten easy fences, or five flights of hurdles, per circuit, but what really distinguishes Towcester is the punishing climb throughout the last half mile, which makes the course the stiffest of its kind in the country.

 

Track Facts

Towcester is pronounced “toaster”, not “tow-chess-ter”.

Apart from selected meetings, admission to Towcester Racecourse is free.

The Towcester Racecourse Company, which still exists, was formed in 1928.

The 2010 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Imperial Commander worked at Towcester in November 2012 in preparation for the Betfair Chase at Haydock.

Towcester Racecourse was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor in 2013.

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